Friday, June 24, 2011


Today is my mother's birthday.  Over the years, we have not been close.  But we are making progress now.  I guess sometimes you have to wait until you're both older to make peace with your parents!  Glad we didn't wait too long.

Mom has several of my paintings hanging on her walls, gifts for birthdays and holidays.  I wish she would take one down (which was a very early attempt at lilacs that is truly hideous to me except for the glass vase), but she keeps them all up.  Make sure when you give relatives paintings that they are very good paintings, and that they agree to take them down and let you replace them when you paint better! ha ha


Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Happy birthday Rhonda's mom!!! Hope you both have time to celebrate it and make some memorable memories :D

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

You have to look at that old painting in a different way. "How far I have come" Even though it's not good (in your eyes) it was your baby once and like you said, parts of it meet with your approval. Look at it with pride because you could have stopped right there and never improved any further.

RH Carpenter said...

We'll celebrate tomorrow, Teresa :) Have goodies, will have lunch, and presents!!

Mimi, you're right - you must look at how far you've come. Although I still cringe whenever I see it on the wall! ha ha

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

It's better to cringe when you see them hanging on a wall than to see all five of your early paintings stored in your son's closet! Just giving you a different perspective!

Happy birthday to your mother, have a happy day!

RH Carpenter said...

Ouch, Susan! I guess that would be a bit hurtful - better that they ask for new work instead and give you back the older ones! ha ha